1. a pressing, pressing together, pressure
2. oppression, affliction, tribulation, destress, straits
1 Thessalonians 3:4 (KJV)
4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
Paul is telling the early church, you will face trouble, pressure, tribulation, (thilipsis) even while I am with you.
That pressure, trouble and tribulation has increased exponentially over the years spinning us toward the breaking up of a world gone mad all around us.
The world is buckling under great pressure. Earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires, tornadoes, torrential rains, flooding, mass animal deaths, on and on, etc. The things listed are just a fraction of the destruction raging throughout our world. Nature isn’t the only thing going wrong. Everything else seems to be in a dive! War, terrorism, economic trouble, increase in sin and Godlessness. Confusion and strife reign globally. This world is a mess. And it seems the further in time we go, the further so-called “Christianity” distances itself from end time prophecy.
Years ago, bible prophecy was at the forefront of individuals thoughts, now it is scarcely considered in much of society. The blindness, deception, and skeptism has thickened and scripture, Hosea 4:6 is more real today than at any other time.
Hosea 4:6 (KJV)
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
As we look at news from around the world, here in our own country, we see events bursting at its seams – a buckling – or a coming apart at its seams is taking place. Something that has been said for years, “how can we last another 10 years,” yet we do, and the decades continue to pass. But, truly how much more can we sustain with all the murder, property destroying protest riots, government issues, this and that special interest group rising and pressuring, etc. etc., then add in the natural upheavals of this earth, and the outright living directly opposite of what the bible teaches. Truly we are in the prophetic end times that ancient writers predicted would come to pass and the rapture, regardless of how numb individuals have become to it, how hard it is to wrap ones mind around it, is about to take place!
PSALM 83 ISAIAH 17 WAR
Is the Syrian civil war the Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17 war? Is this the chaos, mayhem, and confusion that leave Damascus in a heap of rubble and is its escalation into uncontrolled weapons of chemical warfare that perhaps brings about the anti-Christ debut? Could it be? Regardless of the answer and what it is, this conflict is not going away, and it poses significant possibilities!
Government forces target rebels in Syrian cities
The Syrian government has launched attacks on rebel-held areas around several cities, including Homs and Damascus suburb, according to opposition activists and a monitor. Read more…
Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the six-year Syrian conflict. Read more…
Military jostling and muscle flexing continues to shape toward the Gog Magog conflict.
Royal Air Force jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers circling UK and Ireland
Independent.ie understands the Russian Tu-160 “Blackjack” bombers entered the UK’s area of interest from the northeast, flying between the Shetland and Faroe islands, then flew down the west coast of Ireland and over the Bay of Biscay. Read more…
Putin orders Russia’s air force to prepare for a ‘time of war,’ putting NATO in rocky standing
Russian President Vladimir Putin has again scrambled his jets in a snap military drill meant to prepare his air force for a “time of war.” Read more…
Russian spy ship patrols 30 miles off the coast of Connecticut
A Russian spy ship patrolled 30 miles offshore a U.S. Navy submarine base in Connecticut on Wednesday in what that state’s congressman called an effort to test the resolve of the new Trump administration. Read more…
AMERICA FROM WITHIN
Post election protest and anti-Trump presidency has turned our nation into the “drama-queen nation,” and continues to spill out all over our country. One has to wonder where the end result of this leads. Loosed by the last many years of liberal control, now the hounds of liberalism will not be satisfied until America has knuckled under to their ways! Forefather’s warned that the only thing that could defeat America was America itself, taken down from within.
Witches cast ‘mass spell’ against Donald Trump
Most of Donald Trump’s opponents believe they will have to wait four more years to see him leave the White House. But America’s witches are more optimistic. Read more…
Holder: Obama is ‘ready to roll’
Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Read more…
How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency
When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. Read more…
Town hall agitators explode at the name of Jesus
A group of enraged protesters exploded in anger after a chaplain prayed in the name of Jesus at a town hall meeting in Louisiana hosted by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy. Read more…
We’ve all known it’s a matter of time before our sermons are labeled hate speech. This isn’t even the beginning, but maybe one of the first times that main stream media has picked it up and broadcast it. We can expect more to come.
Stockton Pastor Accused Of Hateful Sermon
Pastor Nathaniel Haney is the senior pastor at Christian Life Center in Stockton, and his message about Islam has struck a nerve. See the video…
ISRAEL THE PROPHETIC TIME CLOCK
Israel, God’s prophetic time clock continues to tick down. There is so much going on in the world and in our on country that Middle East events is many times overlooked, but the clock continues to tick, Israel is the vital time piece of prophecy that is the red flag warning of the approaching seven year tribulation escalation of terror.
ISRAEL’S SOUTHERN RESIDENTS: NEXT GAZA WAR IS ‘A MATTER OF TIME’
Residents of Israeli communities in the Gaza vicinity believe that the next round of serious rocket assaults is a matter of time, though those involved in the area’s security matters have emphasized that it is not in Hamas’s interests to escalate matters. Read more…
The IDF Has Become a Promoter of Godless Values
The army was supposed to stay out of this socio-political struggle. There’s nothing more damaging than a politicized army, but the IDF has nevertheless adopted the liberal agenda lock, stock, and barrel. Read more…
TIRED; NOT DEFEATED
Listed in this posting is just a few recent news headlines and links to their articles. Many more could have been listed, by the time of this posting more devastating news will have been made!
I don’t know about you, I’m tired of it all! Physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m understanding scripture that points out prayers will be prayed, “even so Lord Jesus come quickly!”
I’m tired of seeing the ravages of sin take people out! Tired of watching this world used as a whipping post by satan. Tired of watching disease win! Tired of hearing about this one or that giving in to satan’s attack’s.
I’m tired, but not defeated! Greater is He in you and I than He that is in the world! Knowing this I continue to face this hour knowing God has got all of this and He has equipped the end time church with everything necessary to win this war!
I’m tired, but I’m motivated, because I know we’ve yet to see the greatest revival and outpouring of His Spirit! I really do believe what the prophet Joel prophesied:
Acts 2:17 (KJV)
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
I believe that we are already seeing the outpouring of His spirit, but there is more still to come!
John 14:12 (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
As Christians we are living behind enemy lines, we are on the front lines of this battle. Temptations abound. There are many special interest groups that want to do away with us. Much of society would like to purge us from existence. We are in the way of progressive ideology. Unless you are such a liberal “Christian” that you have given in to abortion mentality, same sex marriage, sex outside of marriage, etc. then you are old-fashioned in your beliefs and it goes without saying that tongues and baptism isn’t necessary, just cool! Living at this time in history is trying.
If you are concerned about someone’s soul, and you express that concern, consider yourself labeled judgmental, because that is that is the state of the sinners mentality! This world is living in a twisted, numbed, state of mind that an anti-Christ spirit has spawned!
But what we must never forget, God is in control! And there is a mass of good hearted hungry people searching for Truth that we need to reach while there is still time! There is still prodigals that are tiring of the cesspool slime pits they have been living in, readying and ready to come home! It does not matter how out of control things seem to be, and in the world culture, they are! We must remember the culture that we are part of, because of this, it’s more important than ever, that we strive for more of Jesus, and less of this world. He must increase in our lives, and the world has to decrease!